Young intern at networking event

SCVO worked in partnership with Queen Margaret University and The Open University in Scotland to create paid internships within third sector organisations for undergraduate and postgraduate students at Scottish universities.

Funded by the Scottish Funding Council, the Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS) project enabled third sector organisations to access the talent of students to deliver a specific piece of work/project. By offering paid, supported internships, students made meaningful contributions to charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations.

The experiences enhanced students’ employability and created local level change and nationwide impact.

We are keen to share our learning as broadly as possible with key stakeholders, and offer the resources below to help others achieve similar results.

Download the Best Practice Guide.
Download the Best Practice Guide booklet.

You can also access Word templates from the Best Practice Guide which can be adpted to suit your requirements:

Application Form
Induction Checklist
Interview Arrangements
Interview Feedback
Interview Question Matrix

Job Description and Person Specification
Reference Request
Review Meeting
Shortlisting Matrix
Support and Supervision

Timesheet
Workplan
Written Offer

TSIS was a member of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network.

Open University ScotlandQueen Margaret University EdinburghScottish Council for Volunatary OrganisationsScottish Funding Council